Air Cannon In Mexico Used To Deliver Marijuana Across U.S. Border Across the border from Douglas, Ariz., Mexican police discovered a van with a 10-foot air cannon. The U.S. Border Patrol says a single shot delivered 60 pounds of marijuana.
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Air Cannon In Mexico Used To Deliver Marijuana Across U.S. Border

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Air Cannon In Mexico Used To Deliver Marijuana Across U.S. Border

Air Cannon In Mexico Used To Deliver Marijuana Across U.S. Border

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Across the border from Douglas, Ariz., Mexican police discovered a van with a 10-foot air cannon. The U.S. Border Patrol says a single shot delivered 60 pounds of marijuana.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with a footnote on building a wall. Walls and fences already exist along much of the U.S.-Mexico border, and someone across from Douglas, Ariz. found a way to defeat them. Mexican police discovered a van. It contained a 10-foot-long air cannon which could fling packages to the other side. An air cannon is a bit more sophisticated than the usual catapults, and the U.S. border patrol says a single cannon shot delivers 60 pounds of pot. It's MORNING EDITION.

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